Man shot to death in front of home
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Family members are mourning the loss of a loved one who was gunned down in his front yard just as he was preparing to go to work.
According to his father, 38-year-old Carlos Amores was outside of his house, located at 1130 NW 34 Ave., smoking a cigarette at around 2 a.m. Tuesday. He was waiting for his ride to work in West Palm Beach. Minutes later, several people heard gunshots.
His mother found Amores' lifeless body outside, in a flower bed, after hearing the gunshots. "It was just after 2 in the morning when I heard a gunshot," said Marta Amores, the victim's mother, speaking through a translator. "His shirt was full of blood coming from his chest."
Paramedics transported the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Now, family and friends are left grieving and wondering why anyone would shoot and kill an innocent family man. "He was a very good son, father and husband," said neighbor Barbara Echavarria, speaking through a translator. "We have no idea who would want to hurt him."
Family members said the victim was not involved in anything bad. He lived with his 10-year-old son and mother, who he supported. The victim's family said they don't know how they will bury their loved one, as he was their main breadwinner. "It's important that the community come together to help his family, so he can have a proper funeral," said Echavarria.
Miami Police are investigating.
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